Former New Orleans prep star and LSU Tiger, Randy Livingston, returned to his alma mater for the 2016-17 season as he adds college assistant coach to his already decorated resume’.
Livingston returned to Baton Rouge after spending several years with his LivOn Basketball Foundation. He founded LivOn Basketball in 2012 to expand his range of basketball activities to include coaching camps and clinics, speaking appearances and delivering scouting and recruiting services for Australian and New Zealand men and women players.
Livingston brought a wide range of experience to the job having learned what it is like to be a high school star, to the struggles with injuries at LSU and then working hard to put together an 11-year career in the NBA. Livingston has also served as a head coach for the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League.
The New Orleans native attended Isidore Newman School and led the Greenies to three consecutive state championships (1991, 1992, 1993) and a four-year record of 114-15. As a junior and senior, he won Parade Magazine’s Player of the Year and as a senior, was named the Naismith National Player of the Year. Livingston played in the McDonald’s All-America game and Magic Johnson’s Roundball Classic. He was also named to the USA Today All-America first team and his jersey was retired at Newman in 2013.
He scored 3,429 points in his career (26.6 ppg) with 8.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. Livingston played in the McDonald’s All-America game and Magic Johnson’s Roundball Classic.
After signing with LSU and Coach Dale Brown and then assistant coach Johnny Jones, Livingston suffered a severe knee injury in the summer before his arrival at LSU and had other complications that limited his career to 32 games. Before having his freshman season ended by injuries, Livingston averaged 14 points and a nation’s best 9.4 assists per game.
Livingston entered the 1996 NBA Draft after his sophomore season and was selected by the Houston Rockets as the 42nd overall pick. He would play in the NBA for Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Golden State, Seattle, New Orleans, the Clippers, Utah and Chicago during his 11-year career.
Livingston also played parts of two seasons during that time with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the CBA (winning a league title in 2005) and during much of the 2006-08 seasons with the Idaho Stampede of the NBADL where he was named league MVP in 2007 and helped the team capture the Championship title in 2008.
In 2016, Livingston was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame, cementing his status as a local legend.
Livingston, who received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2010, is married to Australian native, Anita Ondine.
The Livingston File
Year at LSU: One
Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
College: Univ. of Phoenix, ‘10
Wife: Anita Ondine
Children: Kadaria, Jaeda, Jaiden, Randy Jr, Arthur, Victoria